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Education

  • PHOTO: Leber twins to attend EKU

    Amanda and Meagan Leber, 2012 graduates of Spencer County High School, were invited to participate in the First Steps program at Eastern Kentucky University over the Summer. The program will give them a jump start toward their academic goals. The Leber twins will begin the fall semester at EKU on Aug. 20. Amanda will pursue a degree in the nursing field. Meagan will explore her options before choosing a field.

  • COLUMN: From 55th to slam dunk for Jeremy Evans

    This week’s “America, I love this place” exclamation is devoted to Jeremy Evans.
    Who?
    Three summers since Evans left Western Kentucky University as a 22-year-old with 190-something pounds stretched over 6-feet-9-inches. NBA Draft? Get serious.
    Media buzz for the 2010 Draft was ga-ga for John Wall at number one and Kentucky one-and-doners. Long after David Stern’s bed-time and just before they turned out television’s stage lights at Madison Square Garden, the Utah Jazz chose, with its 55th pick, Jeremy Evans.

  • Mobley earns GED

    Kelly LeeAnn Mobley of Taylorsville received her GED on June 29.
    Mobley, a member of the Spencer County High School Class of 2012, plans on attending college.
    She is a daughter of Prentice and Tonya Mobley.

  • Hardin hired as professor

    Larry Ray Hardin, who recently retired from the Department of Justice, has been hired as an adjunct professor at the University of Phoenix, National University of Phoenix and National University to teach criminal justice.

    Hardin has also opened his own private investigation business in California.
    He is the son of Ray and Elizabeth J. Hardin of Bardstown and the grandson of the late Edward and Mattie Johnson of Nelson County and Ray Sr. and Sarah E. Hardin of Spencer County. Hardin has many friends and relatives in Spencer and Nelson counties.

  • Stout named to provost’s list

    Taylorsville student Megan Stout was named to the provost’s list at Lipscomb University for the 2012 spring semester.
    This honor means that Stout, an Academy of Our Lady of Mercy graduate and biology major, made perfect grades for the semester.

  • Vierling named to UK dean’s list

    David E. Vierling, of Louisville, was recently named to the dean’s list at the University of Kentucky’s College of Engineering.
    He is a son of Vanessa Whitaker of Taylorsville and David A. Vierling of Louisville.
    A 2009 graduate of Trinity High School, he is a junior at UK.

  • Students named to dean’s list at OCTC

    The following students were named to the dean’s list at Owensboro Community and Technical College for the spring 2012 semester:
    Cynthia G. Cameron
    Chelsea Janes
    Sadie Ann Masterson
    Nicole Breanne Rogier
    Adam David Werkmeister-Meeker
    Michele Rene Winstead

  • ECTC announces dean’s, president’s lists

    Elizabethtown Community and Technical College recently announced the names of students who made the dean’s list and the president’s honor list for the spring 2012 semester. The president’s honor list is awarded to full-time and part-time students who are eligible based on the following criteria:
    Full-time degree-seeking students earning a 4.0 grade point average and successfully completing at least 12 hours of course work for the academic term, excluding developmental courses, are included in the full-time student president’s honor list.

  • Two earn honors at Campbellsville University

    Campbellsville University Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Frank Cheatham recently announced the academic honors list for the spring 2012 semester.

  • PHOTO: Beaverson to attend EKU

    Hannah Beaverson, right, from Spencer County High School, attended a recent summer orientation session for incoming freshmen at Eastern Kentucky University. Beaverson plans to major in occupational science. Eastern expects to welcome approximately 2,700 freshmen to campus this fall. Fall semester classes begin Monday, Aug. 20.